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Grayson Dolan speaks out after Ethan opens up about bullying online

Published: 15/Jul/2020 16:10

by Alice Hearing

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Grayson Dolan and the production team behind the Dolan Twins have posted messages of support for Ethan Dolan in an emotional Instagram post after Grayson revealed his struggles with bullying online.

Ethan and Grayson Dolan grew to prominence online in 2013, when they were 13 years old, for the videos they posted to Vine. On YouTube, the twins have more than 11 million subscribers.

On July 13, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being. The short documentary shows how harsh words about his appearance had destroyed his self-confidence.

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Instagram: Ethan Dolan
Ethan first addressed the comments about his acne in February

Ethan first opened up about his problems with acne and hate online in February when he posted a statement on Twitter alongside a photo of his face addressing some harsh comments about his skin.

He wrote: “Just seeing what people are saying about my skin (which is completely out of my control, just bad luck) it just makes me think. So many people deal with acne, I can just imagine the comments they get about their appearance daily,” and encouraged other people who struggle with similar difficulties to love themselves despite harsh words.

Grayson wrote: “It’s hard to put into words how proud I am of you. We’ve gone through a lot together in these 20 years and because of that, we’ve continued to grow closer and closer. No matter what it was, it was always comforting knowing that I wasn’t alone and that I had you by my side to relate to and learn with. For the first time ever life put something on you that I didn’t personally have to face as well.

“I wasn’t physically or mentally able to relate to the way you were feeling about yourself, or how dark things really got while going through what you were going through. I couldn’t and still can’t personally imagine the feeling that the pressure of the public judging you for something of your control brought you.

“I’m not sure that’s something I would’ve been able to handle man. You are an inspiration to me. In the lowest of lows, you dug deep to selflessly maintain a positive mentality and energy so that you wouldn’t let others down. After climbing out of that dark and uneasy place, you decided that you wanted to use that experience to help others. You have my support forever, you know that.”

This display of brotherly love and support resonated with fans who spread positivity on both the short documentary and Grayson’s Instagram post. Ethan replied “Thank you all for encouraging me when I wanted to quit everything over these past 6 months. I would not be where I’m at without every single one of you.”

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

SeanBargelski

There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

Cruzader1993

This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

ObiWanJerrNobi

Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.